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weHartford  Your guide to amazing experiences in the local Hartford, CT area. Events, people, food, biz.👌🏼Use #wehartford to be featured.

As one of the founders of Hartford based Breakfast Lunch & Dinner, Onyeka Obiocha and his partners would ask themselves, “How do you really get young people who live in the Greater Hartford area and primarily Hartford, to come downtown and enjoy the city in a unique way?” Today, they bring vibrancy and inclusivity to Hartford that continues to impact the community in unique ways. Watch #MakeHartfordYours Episode 5 now, link in bio!

“Last Thursday was the monthly @knowgoodmarket held @hogriverbrewing and for anyone that missed it check out the next one on October 11th! Also this is the second time I saw @idlewildeprintingco making #makehartfordyours t-shirts with their awesome screen printer. Look out for them to get your free shirt and show your love for #hartfordct. @transport_hartford @i84hartford and @blue_earth_compost were also there with the in on what’s happening in Hartford and everyone can be a part of it. Hope to meet more Hartford enthusiasts and artists and #changemakers next month and bring some diversity back into the market.” - thank you @katemg2 for the beautiful shout-out! The KNOW GOOD Market was a blast and we’ve already spotted some of you repping our custom #MakeHartfordYours t-shirts around the city. 🙌🏼

A sneak peak of just one of the exciting things on our list of 'not to be missed Fall festival and events' going on this year. Check them out by clicking the link in bio!

Jamie and Cheryl McDonald's two restaurants, @BearsBBQ and @blindpigpizza, have been instrumental in the growing popularity of the Front Street District, the final phase of Adriaen’s Landing, which is now home to the recent addition of Uconn Hartford.

Guess @smallstategreatbeer headliner BRONZE RADIO RETURN’s favorite CT brewery in the comments below for a chance to WIN 2 VIP session tickets! Only 4 days left until CT’s largest and greatest beer festival returns, where the biggest band from CT, @bronzeradio will be headlining both sessions, at 3PM and 8:30PM. Click the link in bio to get a sneak peak into this year's festival.

ENTER TO WIN by liking this image and tagging the brewery below! Winner will be chosen Thursday, September 14th.

VIP tickets include:
1️⃣1 hour early entry
🍺Larger tasting glass
🍻Unlimited pours
🍔Food trucks, live music and more!

Many of Jamie McDonald’s employees are either veterans or formerly incarcerated. “You know, when you make that difference in someone’s life, you’re not only affecting their life but you’re affecting their families lives and their neighbors’ lives… it compounds. That is what really does it for me, seeing those changes happen” he says. Check out the full interview with @bearssmokehouse owner in our bio!

When Jamie McDonald, owner of @bearssmokehouse @BlindPigPizza and @changorosataco, said he was going to open a place in Hartford, people asked, ‘Why… there’s nothing to do or going on in Hartford.’ But, Jamie felt this was a short-sighted way of looking at the city, “even in the last four years, it has changed a lot. There are a lot more people living down here... there's a lot more foot traffic.” Watch #MakeHartfordYours episode 4 now, link in bio!

“I came from a family that was extremely active in the community. The fact that our family has been doing things in the community for a while… I have to say I’m honored to try to carry that torch,” says Herb, whose grandfather was one of the founding fathers of the West Indian Club. His great aunt was also a community activist for a number of years, and his uncle was the president of Friends of Keney Park and is now president of Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz.

Did you know that Hartford has more parkland per capita than any U.S. city? With 693 acres, Keney Park stands as Hartford’s largest park.
Meet the man behind the park’s sustainability project by clicking that link in bio!

“That empowerment to be able to grow your own food has definitely been something that we have witnessed and been amazed at. ... if you give them the power to feed themselves, you change their lives… And that’s what we’re trying to do,” says Herb Virgo, founder of the Keney Park sustainability project.

Watch #MakeHartfordYours episode 3 now, link in bio!

@poetryonthestreets creator, Melanie, designed an interactive exhibit to engage city goers in writing and painting a poem based on a word chosen from a "jar of emotions." Find this little blue typewriter on Pratt Street TODAY, 8/31 from 11:30AM-1:30PM. Show us your poems by using #MakeHartfordYours hashtag!

With just $125 in her bank account, Andrea Cortez decided to leave Corporate America and start a company in which she could give women an authentic approach to the world of beauty.
Four years later, Andrea’s focus at @taintedinc is to positively impact women and children by creating community through beauty, art, and movement.
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